Strawbs – Halcyon Days: The Very Best Of (The A&M Years) (Reissue) (1968-91//1998)

Posted by Green on February 11, 2019as

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One of the better British progressive bands of the early ’70s, the Strawbs differed from their more successful compatriots — the Moody Blues, King Crimson, Pink Floyd — principally in that their sound originated in English folk music rather than rock. Founded in 1967 as a bluegrass-based trio called the Strawberry Hill Boys by singer/guitarist Dave Cousins, the group at that time consisted of Cousins, guitarist/singer Tony Hooper, and mandolinist Arthur Phillips, who was replaced in 1968 by Ron Chesterman on bass. That same year, the group — now rechristened the Strawbs, and doing repertory well beyond the bounds of bluegrass music — briefly became a quartet with the temporary addition of Sandy Denny, who stayed long enough to record a relative handful of tracks with the group on the Hallmark label before joining Fairport Convention. In 1969, the Strawbs were signed to A&M Records, and cut their first album, the acoustic-textured Strawbs, that same year.

CD 1:
01. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus
02. Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth? (1969 Album Version)
03. The Battle
04. The Weary Song
05. I Turned My Face Into The Wind
06. Forever
07. Song Of A Sad Little Girl
08. A Glimpse Of Heaven
09. Witchwood
10. Sheep
11. The Shepherd’s Song
12. The Hangman And The Papist
13. Benedictus
14. Queen Of Dreams
15. Heavy Disguise
16. New World
17. 2 Weeks Last Summer
18. Blue Angel

CD 2:
19. Here It Comes
20. Part Of The Union
21. Tears And Pavan
22. The River
23. Down By The Sea
24. Lay Down
25. Autumn: Heroine’s Theme/Deep Summer’s Sleep/The Winter Long
26. Hero And Heroine
27. Midnight Sun
28. Out In The Cold
29. Round And Round
30. Medley: Ghosts (Sweet Dreams/Night Light/Guardian Angel)
31. Lemon Pie
32. Grace Darling
33. To Be Free
34. Hanging In The Gallery
35. The Promised Land

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